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International tourism continues to recover, particularly in TNQ, thanks largely to Chinese visitors

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) has released its latest International Tourism Snapshot, and it shows a solid recovery in international tourism in Queensland and nationally, particularly in Tropical North Queensland (TNQ), which includes Cairns and Cape York (see my chart … Continue reading

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How much cheaper is it to fly from Cairns to Brisbane today than in the mid-Thirties?

While in Cairns yesterday for a meeting, I found a little bit of time to pop into the Cairns Museum, in the grand old School of Arts Building in the centre of town, where I found this very interesting poster … Continue reading

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ABS should review administration of Labour Force Survey in North Qld

I remember one of the old hands in the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office telling me back around 2000 that they once queried the ABS about the reliability of labour force data for Queensland, and were told the main point of … Continue reading

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More evidence of modest recovery in Far North

A new Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) survey reported on by the Cairns Post today provides further evidence a recovery is underway in Far North Queensland: CCIQ Far North Queensland policy chairman Brett Moller said the region had … Continue reading

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Compelling evidence of robust recovery in Far North Qld

Cairns and the broader Far North Queensland (FNQ) economy appeared to be in a lot of trouble in the immediate post-financial crisis period, as a result of a large decline in tourism and an over-supply of housing and commercial property … Continue reading

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Brisbane metro labour market in bad shape

According to ABS regional labour force data, the latest batch of which was released today, the rise in Queensland’s unemployment rate over 2012 was driven by a weakening labour market in the Brisbane metro area – a deterioration which was … Continue reading

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Japanese tourism revival may be unlikely given demographic trends

I noticed a report in the Cairns Post this morning regarding an initiative aimed at reviving Japanese tourism to Far North Queensland: THE tourism industry is pinning its hopes on a new joint Australia and Japan tourism campaign to return … Continue reading

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